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No Shame In Loving The Points


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When I'm not seeing the results I want on the scale, I depend on the points I get to make me feel like I've accomplished something! Maybe I didn't lose a pound, but by trying to get as many points as possible I know I'm doing something right. Plus, trophies!

- Submitted by MARINASHU 3/25/2010 in Using SparkPeople | 22 Comments
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KIN59VARA 3/26/2010 6:23:00 AM

    It keeps me committed everyday to do something healthy
PONYTROT 2/27/2011 11:04:00 AM

    I would not have read many articles or other blogs/secrets if it weren't for the points encouragement. But now that I have, I realize how much I am learning. It helps me to keep on track.
PASTORED2 8/22/2010 9:48:00 AM

    As ridiculus as it may seem I am also motivated by the point system on here. I do use it as another measurement of my sucess. The reason is that I believe that by getting points i am doing the things necessary for a lifetime of health and fitness. It's almost like getting a degree. While there is little benifit while in school you know that once you get the degree, it will pay off. The trophy milestones are like that!! emoticon
GLACIAL_ERRATIC 5/24/2010 9:02:00 AM

    I am motivated by the points, and also the SparkStreaks. It seems silly, but if it works it's none of anyone else's "beeswax!" emoticon I tell my friends do it for the points, do it for the blogs, do it for the calorie tracking, whatever motivates you, find that and do it!
GRAMMAP1 4/9/2010 6:46:00 PM

    I average 1000 pts a month and often wonder how others get so many more. But yes, it is fun and keeps me active!
BETHJ423 11/13/2010 11:30:00 AM

    I enjoy getting the Spark Points. Love taking the Trivia quiz, and working towards 100%, along with reading the articles.
My daily routine used to be having my coffee while sitting on the couch watching tv.
Now, after I have exercised (as soon as I get out of bed) and showered, I enjoy my coffee while getting more knowledgeable about being healthy.... and I get points for doing it!
SOPHIENIC 10/3/2010 8:01:00 AM

    I also love the points, I get points for everything dont get me wrong I wont get huge numbers everyday but every little helps !! :D
Good luck and best wishes to you all !
xx SLN xx
LMMONTES 3/26/2010 2:05:00 AM

    I love the points I feel that it is a big part of my sparking on the web.
MOM1014 6/25/2013 7:06:00 PM

    I agree. Good post. I too learn while I earn points. If I didn't, it would be a waste of my time. emoticon
HISMRS102910 12/10/2011

    When my friend introduced me to SparkPeople, i said that the points were stupid. One day in, and i was hooked by the points!
TELLINGGREY 11/22/2011 9:42:00 AM

    I agree the points are motivating, it makes me feel healthy even if I can't get out and exercise.
JULIA1154 5/7/2011 10:13:00 PM

    EvansGrammy, I think if you go to the Spark Points page, scroll to the bottom, find where it says "read The Spark" (or words to that effect), click there and then click on "purchase now" it will tell you how to input the code found at the back of the book to get your points.

This may not be exact, but it's close enough that you should be able to collect your points :)
KAKAY56 4/16/2011 8:43:00 PM

    emoticon points are emoticon ... it helps keep you active in your journey emoticon ...
FITNESSFREAK10 11/15/2010 8:26:00 AM

LLDURADO 9/27/2010 11:33:00 PM

    Getting at least 25 points a day is one of my daily goals.
THERESEMB1 9/18/2010 8:07:00 PM

    love getting spark points love spending spark points
TIFFANYORTH 6/1/2010 9:46:00 AM

    I'm a points fanatic too! They add the 'fun' to your day. Thanks for sharing!
MYOWNHERO 5/26/2010 4:10:00 PM

    Yes, points are fun!
RENEEMG77 5/14/2010 2:50:00 PM

    I love points! But then again, I was the kid in grade school who loved to get gold stars too... whatever works!
EVANSGRAMMY 4/25/2010 12:49:00 PM

    I bought the book SPARK and im reading it BUT im dont know where to put it on here to get the points . . . can any one help me ?? emoticon
EVANSGRAMMY 4/25/2010 12:41:00 PM

    I must be pretty bad at this because i dont get hardly any points :( i guess this is my wake up call to get alot more involved :)
GYMRAT41 3/25/2010 8:51:00 PM

    Way to go. I do the same thing and it is nice to know I am not alone. Thanks for sharing.

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